Sunday, January 31, 2016

Tidy Towns meeting offers fascinating involvement

The public meeting on Monday night organised by Kilcullen Tidy Towns (KCA) offers an opportunity to get involved in Kilcullen's environment in a number of fascinating ways, writes Brian Byrne.

The meeting is envisaged as a platform for new ideas from anyone in the community that can be implemented under the various headings of the Tidy Towns Competition.

They are Community Involvement & Planning; Built Environment & Streetscape; Landscaping & Open Spaces; Wildlife, Habitats & Natural Amenities; Tidiness & Litter Control; Sustainable Waste & Resource Management; Residential Streets & Housing Areas; Approach Roads, Streets & Lanes.

"Headings such as 'sustainable waste and resource management' and 'wildlife, habitats and natural amenities' are very broad," says KCA's Noel Clare, "and there would be endless possibilities for people with an interest in environmental matters to become involved in initiatives in these areas. So if anyone has any ideas they would be more than welcome to come along."

The meeting will focus on looking at what KCA is already doing under these headings and on what other initiatives might be possible if more people were involved.

The meeting, in the Town Hall, kicks off at 8pm.